Asthma is a common condition, affecting nearly 10% of the U.S. population. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, exercise limitation, and intolerance to cold, scents, or allergens. If you have asthma or are concerned you do, an allergy/immunology evaluation is the best way to get an answer and an effective plan. 90% of children and 2/3 of adults with asthma have co-existing allergies, and because upper airway inflammation from allergies can increase lower airway (lung) reactivity, many patients’ asthma will not be controllable until their allergies are addressed. At Traceside, Dr. Robert Valet provides expert subspecialty care for all aspects of why your asthma is flaring, to help you feel your best. Call 615-212-3012 to schedule an appointment.